I’ve been thinking of sending my daughter to a summer class since the season started. Gusto ko kasi na may pagkaabalahan siya. Gusto ko na may iba siyang gawin bukod sa paglalaro at pagkakalat sa bahay, hehe.
So when I learned that St. Mary’s Angels College of Valenzuela offers summer class for toddlers, I was decided na i-enroll siya. Her dad, on the other hand, was hesitant. Hindi sa quality ng turo sa school. Ayaw niya pa mag-school si Jhia kasi bata pa daw. Ako, ang gusto ko lang naman ay matutunan niya ung responsibility ng pagpasok araw-araw at ma-enhance yung social skills niya. After all, h indi naman yun formal schooling na kung hindi parang play school lang naman. Eventually, nag-agree din naman siya and ayun na nga, inenroll namin si Jhia for summer class.
Excited kaming LAHAT! Pagod at puyat kasi bumyahe kami the day before pero first day high e. Maaga nagising si Jhia.
We were welcomed by their teachers. 3 ang teacher nila sa room. At bilang pre-school room yon, may mga toys – meron dun kitchen set at dun siya dumiretso. Hehe.
The class started with a prayer led by teacher Jenny. Then some singing. Then art activity – for that day, gumawa sila ng turtle. She was the first one to finish the activity and therefore was the first one also to receive a star. First time niya yon.
Knowing my daughter, she was a little shy at first. Pero madali din naman siya naka-adjust.
Day 2 Onwards.
The next day, we were absent. Boo! We had to attend a wedding where she was part of the entourage as a flower girl. Bumawi nalang kami sa mga sumunod na araw.
Marami rin silang ginagawa sa class. They sing, they count, they do art activities. Their class is lively and encouraging sa mga kids.
They also had a swimming activity where they put up inflatable pools in the ground and let the kids enjoy. Halo halo na din yung class so they get the chance to play with other kids as well.
A culminating activity and family day to end their summer class. There were games and parents were asked to bring foods for the pot luck. Their certificate of attendance was also distributed.
Fourteen days. Three weeks lang, ang bilis! Pero happy ako. Ang goal ko is not really to prepare my daughter to school or even to check if she’s ready. Again, gusto ko lang talaga na maging mas makabuluhan ang summer niya. I looked for other classes but it’s either expensive for a few weeks class, or malayo. I ended up here – alam ko yung school, alam kong okay yun at within the vicinity. Sakto rin namang nag-ooffer pala sila ng summer class for beginners.
Going back, masaya ako sa nakita ko sa anak ko at the end of the program. She has improved a lot and it made us realize that she is ready for school. Huhu.
I could see that she’s going to be a responsible student. Mahirap gisingin ah! PERO! Hindi aabsent. Mas hindi siya maliligo kesa sa hindi papasok. Haha.. Kidding aside, she’s really eager to go to school.
Surprisingly, she behaves in school way better than we expected. She’s usually makulit and maharot, lalo na kapag may kalaro. But in her class, she’s quiet and she listens to the teacher attentively. May pagka-bibo kid talaga pero tahimik, hindi makulit, hindi maingay.
If there’s an endorsement letter, her teachers could have written one for her to be enrolled in pre-school. Her teachers are impressed with her behavior and performance in class and said that we could enroll her in nursery. Hmmm, what do you think?
She’s gained friends – same age as her. She’s usually more comfortable with older kids and one thing I want her to learn is to mingle with kids of her age. Achieve naman. She had Yssa since day 1 – her fellow bibo kid among the rest, and Raelene, her constant seatmate. Sila yung ‘squad’.
I’m excited seeing her in school but at the same time, it’s kind of emotional realizing how time flies. But more than that, we – mister and I – feel so proud as we see how our little girl is growing up. Thank you, Lord!
Now, are we going to enroll her? Is it time already? We’ll see.